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Bent on Perfection for Articulated Tractors

Article by Robert N. Pripps

Read about the history and development of the articulated farm tractor.

A Very Early Case 20-40 Tractor

Story by Bill Vossler

A restored 1912 Case 20-40 tractor owned by a Minnesota family goes back almost to the beginning of the line.

Low-Profile Canadian IH Crawlers

Submitted by Wayne Atwood

A reader brings to our attention the orchard versions of the crawler tractors produced by International Harvester in Canada.

Old Iron Collector Straddles Two Worlds

Story and photos by Loretta Sorensen.

A South Dakota man keeps the traditions of the past alive for a new generation by sharing steam engines, tractors and other antique farm equipment.


The Homemade Wilbeck Four-Wheel Drive Tractor

Submitted by John R. Wilbeck

A reader shares his own homemade tractor built with McCormick-Deering axles, Versatile transmission and Detroit engine.

Innovation Put an End to the Hand-Crank Era

By Sam Moore

Claimed to be the “greatest single invention ever devised for tractors,” the Christensen self-starter made a possibly dangerous task safer and simpler.

Debut of the Fuel-Efficient Goat Engine

By Chuck Struthers

A reader sends in a photo of “the goatmobile,” which was powered by goat power.

Home-Built Four-Wheel Drive Tractor

By Bill Vossler

Faced with tractors too small for his farm, Minnesota man took matters into his own hands by assembling his own four-wheel drive tractor.


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